Controllers http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8228/more en 4 Control Trends that You Can’t Ignore http://machinedesign.com/controllers/4-control-trends-you-can-t-ignore <div class="field-byline"> Jeff Kerns </div> <div class="field-deck"> Smart devices and IIoT are driving the demand for more open software-controlled systems. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As companies look to bring more manufacturing to the U.S. or keep work here, automation and robotics are increasingly being used in factories. This has accelerated the development and use of electronics...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/controllers/4-control-trends-you-can-t-ignore" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/controllers/4-control-trends-you-can-t-ignore#comments Controllers Fri, 03 Feb 2017 20:13:00 +0000 69421 at http://machinedesign.com Understanding the Shrinking Role of Ladder Logic http://machinedesign.com/controllers/understanding-shrinking-role-ladder-logic <div class="field-byline"> Jeff Kerns </div> <div class="field-deck"> Machine Design talks to a panel of experts about where ladder logic fits in the factory of tomorrow. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">When learning ladder logic, I was told that some new PLC systems were moving to scripted programming languages. My instructor assured us that we would not need to know...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/controllers/understanding-shrinking-role-ladder-logic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/controllers/understanding-shrinking-role-ladder-logic#comments Guest Commentary Controllers Thu, 02 Feb 2017 17:46:00 +0000 69381 at http://machinedesign.com Ins and Outs of I/P Transducers http://machinedesign.com/pneumatics/ins-and-outs-ip-transducers <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Control Air </div> <div class="node-body article-body">I/P and E/P transducers are used to regulate air pressure in many different types of processes and equipment. The very basic use for an</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/pneumatics/ins-and-outs-ip-transducers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/pneumatics/ins-and-outs-ip-transducers#comments Controllers White Papers Pneumatics Fri, 27 Jan 2017 20:40:00 +0000 69071 at http://machinedesign.com FAQs on Choosing the Right Encoder Output Type http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/faqs-choosing-right-encoder-output-type <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Encoder Products </div> <div class="node-body article-body">How does an encoder work? What types of encoders and</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/faqs-choosing-right-encoder-output-type" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/faqs-choosing-right-encoder-output-type#comments Design FAQs Controllers Motion Control Wed, 25 Jan 2017 19:35:00 +0000 69021 at http://machinedesign.com Raspberry Pi Interface with Galil Controllers http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/raspberry-pi-interface-galil-controllers <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Galil </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This Application Note and video gives a simple example of how Galil controllers can interface with a Raspberry Pi touchscreen display. It shows how</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/raspberry-pi-interface-galil-controllers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/raspberry-pi-interface-galil-controllers#comments Controllers White Papers Motion Control Fri, 18 Nov 2016 16:54:00 +0000 67731 at http://machinedesign.com To Get the Most from Your Blowers, You Need Advanced Motors and Controls http://machinedesign.com/controllers/get-most-your-blowers-you-need-advanced-motors-and-controls <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Ametek Precision </div> <div class="node-body article-body">For the most efficient operation, blowers and controllers need to communicate flawlessly. This white paper describes how a...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/controllers/get-most-your-blowers-you-need-advanced-motors-and-controls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/controllers/get-most-your-blowers-you-need-advanced-motors-and-controls#comments Controllers White Papers Motors/Drives Mon, 12 Sep 2016 16:24:00 +0000 65941 at http://machinedesign.com What to Expect from the 2016 IMTS http://machinedesign.com/blog/what-expect-2016-imts <div class="node-body blog-body">The International Manufacturing Technology Show is the largest manufacturing technology trade show, with a long history of featuring current and emerging technologies.</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/what-expect-2016-imts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/what-expect-2016-imts#comments Automotive Manufacturing Equipment Medical Controllers IoT Metals News Engineers Assemble! Fri, 09 Sep 2016 17:30:00 +0000 66011 at http://machinedesign.com From Napkin to Final Product, One PCB Design’s Journey (Part 3) http://machinedesign.com/controllers/napkin-final-product-one-pcb-design-s-journey-part-3 <div class="field-deck"> Follow a designer from doodling on a napkin to producing a final product for a new PCB. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Follow a designer from doodling on a napkin to producing a final product for a new PCB.</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/controllers/napkin-final-product-one-pcb-design-s-journey-part-3" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/controllers/napkin-final-product-one-pcb-design-s-journey-part-3#comments Contributing Technical Experts Controllers Recreation Wed, 03 Aug 2016 16:30:00 +0000 65081 at http://machinedesign.com Reduce programmable I/O costs with field logic controllers http://machinedesign.com/controllers/reduce-programmable-io-costs-field-logic-controllers <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Turck </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Balancing the need for programmable I/O with the cost of PLC upgrades has long been an automation challenge. New technology advances now...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/controllers/reduce-programmable-io-costs-field-logic-controllers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/controllers/reduce-programmable-io-costs-field-logic-controllers#comments Controllers White Papers Thu, 28 Jul 2016 20:54:00 +0000 64881 at http://machinedesign.com From Napkin to Final Product, One PCB Design’s Journey (Part 2) http://machinedesign.com/controllers/napkin-final-product-one-pcb-design-s-journey-part-2 <div class="field-deck"> Follow a designer from doodling on a napkin to producing a final product for a new PCB. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Follow a designer from doodling on a napkin to producing a final product for a new PCB.</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/controllers/napkin-final-product-one-pcb-design-s-journey-part-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/controllers/napkin-final-product-one-pcb-design-s-journey-part-2#comments Contributing Technical Experts Controllers Recreation Mon, 25 Jul 2016 14:44:00 +0000 64891 at http://machinedesign.com